School Council

We would like to welcome all the new students and families and extend a big welcome back to all those returning for the 2019/20school year.

School advisory councils are an excellent way for you to get involved in the school community and your child’s education. Islington JMS has an elected school council which provides an important forum for involving all members of the school community in initiatives like fundraising, parent engagement, events, communications and more. The school council membership is made up of elected parents, teachers, support staff, student representatives, appointed community members and the principal/vice principal.


SAC invites all parents to attend meetings whether you want to join the conversation or observe. SAC meetings are followed by an informal meet and greet over light refreshments. No childcare? Bring your kids to play alongside our meeting in the school library

Get Involved

Islington JMS is always looking for parent volunteers for classroom reps, school trips, snack program, extracurricular activities, fundraising and more.

IMPORTANT: As per TDSB School Policy, a valid Police Reference Check must be completed for all volunteers, even for class trips. Once the initial Reference Check is complete, you must complete the Annual Offence Declaration Form. 

If you do not have a reference check, please click here to begin the process.

Parent Volunteer Form

We love volunteers in our school and classrooms and welcome all parents, guardians and grandparents. If you are interested in helping out at Islington JMS, please print, fill out this form and return it to the school office.

Information on School Advisory Councils

Role of SAC

An advisory group that makes recommendations to the principal or school board on any matter or activities relating to student achievement, curriculum goals and priorities, school budget priorities, school safety, renovation plans, after school activities and criteria for selection of new principals.

Responsibilities of SAC

SAC members are responsible for bylaws, focus on improved learning for all students, consult with the school community, represent and communicate views of the school community, record minutes of meetings and maintain financial records.

SAC Facts:

  • SAC meets once a month during the school year. Meetings take place at 6:30pm in the school library (dates below). The Principal and Executive members report on previous and upcoming events.
  • SAC is made up of 15 voting members, including the Executive. All parents of Islington JMS children are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings. Council members are also encouraged to bring friends to the meetings who are not familiar with council meetings in an effort to broaden our base of parent support.
  • The School Council Nomination form is to be used by a parent/guardian of a child attending Islington JMS, to nominate themselves to one of the 15 positions of elected voting parent members. 
  • Islington JMS is in Ward 3 of the Toronto District School Board. Ward meetings are held regularly during the school year and are open to all interested parents.

Additional Resources:

School Advisory Council By-Laws 
TDSB School Council Overview
TDSB Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC)

School Council Executive 2019/20

Treasurer: Nicole Tran

Secretary: Devon Pool

Co-Chair: Lauren Tedesco

Co-Chair: Alex Song

Community Liaison Rep:

2019/20 SAC Meetings:

Time: 6:30pm

Location: school library

Dates: October 15, 2019 

November 04, 2019

December 09, 2019

December 19, 2019 after our SOTM assembly 10:00 a.m.

January 30, 2020 after our SOTM assembly 10:00 a.m.

February 03, 2020

March 09, 2020

April 30, 2020 after our SOTM assembly 10:00 a.m.

 May 04, 2020